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Education and technology collide at conference

Delegates listen to keynote speaker Bill Boyd, a literacy consultant from Scotland, talking about the use of blogs in classrooms

Nearly 100 teachers from across the state have attended a two-day conference on technology and education at the UTAS Newnham campus.

Organised by the Faculty of Education and the HITLab AU, the “New Literacies, Digital Media and Classroom Teaching” conference drew keynote speakers from as far away as the UK and US.

Speakers included Len Unsworth from the University of New England, Associate Professor Lalitha Vasudevan from Columbia University, Martin Waller from Holy Trinity Rosehill C.E. Primary School in the UK and Bill Boyd, a learning consultant and literacy advisor from Scotland.

UTAS experts were also represented at the conference with HITLab AU lecturer Dr Winyu Chinthammit, Faculty of Education senior lecturer Dr Angela Thomas, and HITLab AU senior tutor James Riggall all presenting workshops on the future of technology in the classroom.

Topics discussed at the conference included the use of social media and blogs in schools, using video games as a teaching aid, and the potential of augmented reality technology in classrooms.

Picture: Delegates listen to keynote speaker Bill Boyd, a literacy consultant from Scotland, talking about the use of blogs in classrooms

Published on: 05 Sep 2011 3:09pm